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Q&A producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon & councilman Jared Rice moderated by Laura Rossi with Reception

Filmed with vérité intimacy for close to a decade, Quest is a portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey and his wife, Christine’a (aka “Ma Quest”), open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. Set against the backdrop of a country now in turmoil, Quest is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope.


Q&A producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon & councilman Jared Rice, City of New Rochelle moderated by Laura Rossi with Reception
Thursday, Nov. 2 2017, 7:30
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Sabrina Schmidt Gordon is an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker based in NYC. She recently directed BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, about the renowned poet/activist. Sabrina edited and co-produced Documented, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas’ story as an undocumented American, and the groundbreaking PBS documentary Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, about manhood and gender politics in mainstream hip-hop. Sabrina has also worked with the National Black Programming Consortium, the Haiti Project, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Yale Visual Law Project, and is co-chair of the Black Documentary Collective.

Councilman Jared Rice, City of New Rochellewas first elected to the New Rochelle City Council representing District 3 in 2010, and was recently reelected for a second term. While in office, Jared has supported passage of GreeNR, the city's first plan for sustainable growth; brought special attention to parks as he organized the renaming of the Ruby Dee Park at Library Green; created jobs via training in the construction and green jobs sectors; spearheaded a committee on Community Policing; and was named co-chair of My Brother's Keeper New Rochelle, an initiative designed to allow boys and men of color to reach their potential in life.

Laura Rossi is the executive director of the Westchester Community Foundation, which envisions a community that is vibrant, compassionate, and resilient. Through the generosity of donors who love our community, the Westchester Community Foundation awards $2 million each year to improve the quality of life in Westchester. Formed in 1975, it is a division of the New York Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest community foundations.

This film is part of the Community Matters: Now More Than Ever series.

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